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Court orders state to fund army prep school for religious girls

Court orders state to fund army prep school for religious girls

Court instructs Education Ministry to fund IDF preparatory activities at religious girls' schools, as is done at boys' schools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/01/2019 09:33
Legal hotline helps religious girls harassed at draft office

Legal hotline helps religious girls harassed at draft office

Organization opens hotline for religious girls illegally called to aggressive examination to 'prove' religiosity for draft exemption.Orli Harari, 06/04/2017 11:29
'National religious education doesn't encourage girls to enlist'

'National religious education doesn't encourage girls to enlist'

CEO of national religious education system rejects claims that groups encouraging girls to enlist in IDF are infiltrating schools.Benny Tocker, 04/04/2017 09:23
Parents to Education Ministry: Don't send our girls to the IDF

Parents to Education Ministry: Don't send our girls to the IDF

Parents call on Education Minister not to allow organizations encouraging enlistment of girls into national religious schools.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 02/04/2017 14:26
Gender separation to return to officers training school

Gender separation to return to officers training school

IDF COS says units in officers training school will again be gender-separated, following numerous complaints from religious soldiers.Ido ben Porat, 23/03/2017 08:03
Bnei Akiva Head explains his opposition to women enlisting

Bnei Akiva Head explains his opposition to women enlisting

CEO of the Bnei Akiva high schools, Elhanan Glatt, is unmoved by criticism of his comments discouraging women from enlisting in the army.Arutz Sheva, 29/12/2016 19:27
'One of you will be the 1st female Chief of Staff'

'One of you will be the 1st female Chief of Staff'

Prime Minister at event honoring female soldiers of the IDF: 'our female fighters have influence far beyond the borders of Israel'.Chezki Baruch, 12/07/2016 22:21
IDF Admits Problems with Women in Combat

IDF Admits Problems with Women in Combat

Surprise, surprise: female combat soldiers suffer injuries during training at twice the rate of males.Gil Ronen, 30/07/2015 22:33
Left Creates More 'Mixed Gender' Mayhem in IDF

Left Creates More 'Mixed Gender' Mayhem in IDF

Under New Israel Fund pressure, IDF will create more mixed-gender battalions at expense of quality.Gil Ronen, 20/04/2015 11:07
Jewish Home Candidate Opposes Women's IDF Service

Jewish Home Candidate Opposes Women's IDF Service

#17 candidate Sarah Eliash sparks some controversy after Army Radio reveals old interview stating that she accepts Rabbinate ruling.Tova Dvorin, 20/01/2015 14:05
IDF Opens New Mixed-Gender Battalion

IDF Opens New Mixed-Gender Battalion

The Bardelas battalion will be comprised of 50% women and 50% men and serve mostly in Central Command.Gil Ronen, 28/09/2014 21:31
Study Finds Women Don't Belong in Combat

Study Finds Women Don't Belong in Combat

New book shows women in combat suffer much more serious non-combat injuries, alleges IDF cover-up.Gil Ronen, 11/06/2014 14:46
More Than 1500 Religious Women Enlist in IDF

More Than 1500 Religious Women Enlist in IDF

The trend for observant women to apply for the draft is growing - and one organization helps them serve while keeping true to Torah values.Benny Toker, 28/03/2014 11:18
Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK: IDF Draft is Violence Against Women

Hareidi MK says mandatory draft for women, religious or secular, is a form of ‘serious violence.’Maayana Miskin, 04/03/2014 22:01
MKs Torpedo Equality in IDF – Women's Groups Mum

MKs Torpedo Equality in IDF – Women's Groups Mum

The plan was to shorten men's service and lengthen women's, but it seems feminists don't like the second part.Gil Ronen, 11/02/2014 08:37
Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Rabbi Riskin on Women’s Enlistment: It’s a Mitzvah

Rabbi of Efrat weighs in on women’s enlistment controversy, says enlistment opponents are ignoring modern reality.Maayana Miskin, 21/01/2014 22:47
'Women's Groups Pushing Out Religious Soldiers'

'Women's Groups Pushing Out Religious Soldiers'

Maj. Gen. Orna Barbivai preparing new directives that will make service in IDF more difficult for religious soldiers. Rabbis protest.Gil Ronen, 05/11/2013 13:22
Female Officers Demand Variety in Nail Polish

Female Officers Demand Variety in Nail Polish

Dozens of female officers demand an exemption from the rule that only allows three colors of nail polish.Gil Ronen, 26/08/2013 13:45
IDF to Choose: Women or Hareidim?

IDF to Choose: Women or Hareidim?

Political organizations and women's groups are pressuring the IDF to place women in more combat units.Arutz Sheva, 12/06/2013 17:49
Controversy as Rabbi Weighs in on Women in IDF

Controversy as Rabbi Weighs in on Women in IDF

Former IDF rabbi causes controversy with proposal that women, men have different roles.Maayana Miskin, 11/06/2013 20:52
IDF Seeks Religious Jewish Female Soldiers

IDF Seeks Religious Jewish Female Soldiers

IDF higher-ups discuss ways to boost enlistment among religious Jewish women. Maayana Miskin, 20/02/2013 15:46
‘What if a Female Pilot Falls Captive?’

‘What if a Female Pilot Falls Captive?’

Former IAF commander says the possibility of a female captive soldier should be part of IDF dialogue on women in the army. Maayana Miskin, 20/02/2013 13:10
Pride and Embarrassment for Mixed-Sex Unit

Pride and Embarrassment for Mixed-Sex Unit

One of the unit's female fighters performed heroically. Another cowered behind a bush for 90 minutes.Gil Ronen, 24/09/2012 11:34
Combat Officer Runs with Soldiers while Pregnant

Combat Officer Runs with Soldiers while Pregnant

Women combat officers are common in the IDF, but one commander went one better – training soldiers while eight months pregnant. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/08/2012 17:58
Bill to Make Women's Draft Refusal Illegal

Bill to Make Women's Draft Refusal Illegal

Law proposed by female MKs would make it tougher for women to avoid enlistment.Gil Ronen, 01/07/2012 17:29
MK Katz: Women Harmed by Service in Combat Units

MK Katz: Women Harmed by Service in Combat Units

NU head exposes research that shows women suffer 4-10 times more serious injuries than men, hints at cover-up.Gil Ronen, 27/01/2012 06:26
IDF Rabbis Against IDF Chief Rabbi on 'Exclusion'

IDF Rabbis Against IDF Chief Rabbi on 'Exclusion'

IDF rabbis tell Arutz Sheva there was no justification for self-flagellating conference on "women's exclusion" in IDF.Gil Ronen, 02/01/2012 10:25
Latest 'Exclusion': Candle Lighting in Mixed Unit

Latest 'Exclusion': Candle Lighting in Mixed Unit

Yediot Aharonot leads with – apparently inaccurate – story about hassidic singer who asked women to "go to the back."Gil Ronen, 29/12/2011 18:21
Officer: Leftists Stirring 'Women's Singing' Pot

Officer: Leftists Stirring 'Women's Singing' Pot

Maj. (res.) Yoni Setbon of the Ra'ananim movement says leftists feel threatened by growing influence of religious Zionist officers.Gil Ronen, 23/11/2011 21:06
Chief of Staff Weighs in on Women's Singing

Chief of Staff Weighs in on Women's Singing

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz says he did "not like" rabbi's call to leave IDF if soldiers forced to watch female singers.Gil Ronen, 20/11/2011 19:41
Do Feminists Cover Up Risks to Female Soldiers?

Do Feminists Cover Up Risks to Female Soldiers?

Forum for a Strong IDF: women's groups mislead public about "an epidemic" of hip stress fractures, ruptured discs and uterine prolapse. Gil Ronen, 16/11/2011 23:46
MK: Welcome Religious Soldier, Don't Fight Them

MK: Welcome Religious Soldier, Don't Fight Them

MK Otniel Schneller comes out strongly against reserve generals who said religious soldiers prevent women's advancement in the IDF.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 15/11/2011 12:34
Generals: Religious Soldiers Hurt Women's Status

Generals: Religious Soldiers Hurt Women's Status

19 Res. major-generals say religious soldiers force their lifestyle on others, preventing women's advancement. They also fight.Gil Ronen, 14/11/2011 10:16
IDF Appoints Religious Woman

IDF Appoints Religious Woman

Col. Rachel Tevet will become the IDF's Adviser on Women's Issues – possibly making life easier for religious male soldiers.Gil Ronen, 09/08/2011 12:33
Soldiers Forced to Hear Song?

Soldiers Forced to Hear Song?

Soldier’s father says religious officer cadets were told “plug your ears,” not allowed to leave performance.Gil Ronen, 26/07/2011 10:13